Y&R Transcript Thursday, January 4, 2024

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Chance: Good morning.

Sharon and summer: Chance.

Sharon: Good morning.

Chance: What did I just walk in on?

Summer: Nothing. Nothing. We were talking about marchetti’s new fashion line that’s coming out soon. Uh, speaking of marchetti, I gotta get to work or else I’ll be late for a meeting.

Chance: Well, I, uh, I have a feeling that conversation wasn’t about fashion, was it.

Sharon: Why would you say that?

Chance: Well, I might not be a cop anymore, but I’m still enough of a detective to suspect that you guys were talking about me.

Claire: Victoria, how long have you been here?

Victoria: Not that long. How are you feeling?

Claire: I’m not sure how to answer that.

Nikki: Claire! What– what’s going on? Where am I? Oh, my god. No. No. Stop it. Stop it. Stop it! Get out of my head.

Audra: Nikki. Are you all right?

Sharon: Actually, we were talking about you. We were just singing your praises, talking about how handsome and charming you are.

Chance: Oh, yeah? Is that why you guys got real quiet and had some guilty looks on your face when I walked in?

Sharon: Well, we didn’t wanna feed any more fuel to that enormous ego of yours.

Chance: Mm. So, that’s your story? That’s what you’re sticking with?

Sharon: What? You don’t believe me?

Chance: No, I just got a totally different vibe when I walked in. Hey, I can take a hint. None of my business. I do appreciate the flattering cover story. Please feel free to tell me lies like that anytime you want.

Audra: Please don’t think I am being intrusive, but I know a little bit about your history, so I think I might have some idea of what you’re going through.

Nikki: Do you now?

Audra: You know, fighting alcoholism, it’s a never-ending war of temptation and willpower. I know how stress and trauma can have an effect on your ongoing fight.

Nikki: And how would you know this?

Audra: I lived on the battlefield with my father for a very, very long time. Until he lost the war.

Nikki: Oh, I’m so sorry. To lose your father in such a painful way.

Audra: He tried. We both did.

Nikki: It must be difficult sharing something so private from your past.

Audra: Yeah. I don’t want to make this about me. My point is that I understand if that’s part of what you’re going through. I know how difficult it can be. You know, the guilt, the fear, and the toll that can take on you and your family. So, if you ever need someone to talk to…

Claire: You brought me books?

Victoria: Yeah, I did. A couple of my favorites.

Claire: Were you reading to me from them when I was sleeping?

Victoria: No. No, I was just talking. It’s just an excuse to sit by you for a little while and ramble a bit. Or maybe if you heard my voice and you were dreaming, maybe that would bring you out of any nightmare you might be having.

Claire: Nothing can stop the nightmares. They’re waiting for me every time I close my eyes. Sometimes, even when I’m awake.

Victoria: So, is there anything you would want to talk about?

Claire: I was dreaming about the cabin. When nikki and jordan were fighting. In the dream, I– I shot my aunt and I killed her. In real life, I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t pull the trigger, but in the dream, it felt like I had no choice. Like it was all up to me to stop her.

Victoria: I’m so sorry that that’s what you have to go through when you’re trying to rest, but it does make sense.

Claire: That I become a killer?

Victoria: No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Not that. It’s just that maybe you– in your– your mind is trying to kill your connection to your aunt jordan, so that her hold over your life will be gone for good. Like sort of a release. It could be a positive sign.

Claire: Then, why do I feel so guilty about it?

Victoria: I don’t know. I imagine that you feel guilty about everything that’s happened. And it’s seeping into your dreams. But maybe this is your mind’s way of letting go. Getting beyond all the pain and the hurt. This is something that you could bring up at your next therapy session if you wanted to. I talked to your doctors. They’re really ready to help you. Have you had a chance to share anything with them yet? Are you starting to feel more comfortable here?

Claire: The only thing I feel is more and more frightened.

Summer: I still can’t believe that sally did all of this.

Daniel: Yeah. Is that your way of saying that you like it?

Summer: Well, you know, I’m, um, I’m just surprised, that’s all. It’s really modern, but still warm and inviting.

Daniel: Oh. Is that why you came over here? So you could critique my decor ’cause you know you saw all of this at christmas.

Summer: No, I, well, I wanted to say hi to you. I just, you know, I wanted to see you. I want to see lucy. I want to see how you guys were doing and how the break was going. If you guys are bonding and you know, doing winter activities.

Daniel: Okay. Okay, stop. Stop. What’s really going on?

Summer: Daniel, I just need a sane person to talk to. That’s it. And I– I just– I can’t talk to mom because I already know what her advice is. And it just– it doesn’t help me at all.

Daniel: Okay. So this is about chance, right?

Summer: Are you serious right now? Does everybody in this town know what I’m feeling without me saying it. I mean god, it’s embarrassing.

Daniel: No, I doubt everyone knows.

Summer: Oh, nice. So, you’re saying that most– most people know? Cool, cool. Yeah. You know what? That makes me feel a lot better. You’re the best brother ever. Thank you.

Daniel: You’re welcome.

Summer: I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t know what I’m doing. I– I– I mean, I– I am a ceo. I’m a– I’m a mom. I– I do deals. I handle contracts. I help with school craft projects. I’m busy. I don’t have time for this. I don’t have time to be tied in knots over some guy, especially not one that’s involved with somebody else.

Daniel: Well, if you’re looking for advice, you’re asking the wrong person because I don’t know what to tell you. I’m a little busy being tied up with my own emotional mess.

Summer: Your emotional mess? What does that mean? What’s going on with you? I mean, is it lily?

Daniel: You know, I’d rather not talk about it right now.

Summer: Really? ‘Cause I think that you do wanna talk about it because you were the one that brought it up. Come on, daniel. What else are siblings for? This, this right here, it’s a safe space.

Daniel: I think that heather might be trying to start something up between us. Romantically.

Summer: Oh.

Victoria: Claire, you’re safe now. There’s nothing to be afraid of anymore. Know jordan is never coming back for you.

Claire: Just the thought of her terrifies me. But there’s so much more that scares me. This place. My life. My thoughts and my feelings. Everything about me. I’ll never escape my past. And the nightmares, I feel like I’m never really gonna sleep again. And I’ll never feel normal. I’ll never feel safe.

Victoria: I know. I know it feels that way now. And sometimes, when you’re hurting, it’s hard to see past the pain. It feels like it’s gonna be like this forever, but it’s not going to be. You just need some time and rest and therapy. And cole and i will be here for you.

Claire: How? How could you? How is that even possible? My entire existence has been about hating the newmans. About getting back at you for what I thought you had done to me. Never in a million years did I imagine that my mom, my real mom, would be sitting here at my bedside, trying to make sure that I’m okay. This wasn’t part of the plan. And I– I don’t know what comes next. And I don’t know if I’m strong enough to face whatever that is.

Victoria: What? No. You have survived so much already. I know it doesn’t feel like it, but you have. And you know what? That strength, that means that you’re gonna get through to the other side of everything you’ve been through.

Claire: But I’m so tired and it’s so hard and I hate the therapy sessions. I dread them. I don’t like talking about jordan. I don’t like talking about my childhood, or the lake house, or the cabin. I just– I wish I could just forget it all. Erase it from my brain. Erase my entire life.

Victoria: Well, I understand that. But what happened happened. And I mean, you can’t change it. You know, you just have to accept it and understand that it’s not your fault. And you can have a normal life. You can get stronger and better. Even if you don’t believe it. You will find real happiness again, I know it.

Claire: What if I don’t deserve happiness? What if I don’t even deserve to get better?

Audra: Look, I don’t mean to push or prod, but I have been to many al-anon meetings, so I understand the process. I spent what felt like a lifetime recognizing the signs of someone trying to cover their urge to drink.

Nikki: Well, it’s very kind of you to try to reach out, but you have misread the situation.

Audra: Have I?

Nikki: My family and I have just been through a very traumatic experience and we are dealing witit as best we can, together. So you needn’t worry, we will be fine. Thank you for your concern.

Audra: Understood.

Victoria: Claire, of course, you deserve to get better. You deserve happiness. You’ve deserved it your entire life. Jordan took that away from you, so now we’re gonna take it back. And doing that means you cannot blame yourself for what happened. You were emotionally manipulated. You were– in the worst possible way.

Claire: Even so, I’m not a child. I know better. I know the difference between right and wrong. Kidnapping, poisoning, attempted murder. I followed jordan’s directions. I stood beside her. I could have called someone. I could have done something, but I didn’T. I went along with it all, willingly. What I did was wrong in a million ways.

Victoria: Okay. Yes, that’s true, but what choice did you have? I mean, come on, really? Jordan raised you to– to rely on her. To trust and to respect her. She groomed you to do those things.

Claire: She is still locked up, right? She hasn’t been released on bail or anything like that, has she?

Victoria: Yes. No, she is still in custody. And I hope she spends the rest of her miserable life there.

Claire: But what happens if she gets out somehow?

Victoria: I promise you, I’m not gonna let that happen. She is going to pay for what she did for the rest of her life. Far away from you and locked up away from the rest of us.

Claire: Us? How can you be so supportive? How can you be so comforting? How can you even stand to look at me?

Nikki: Well, um, I would like a sparkling water with lime, please. Thank you.

Daniel: Wow. Nothing? Really? Well, you know, I’m gonna take it from your reaction or I guess I should probably say your nonreaction that you do think it’s a possibility that heather might want something more than a friendship.

Summer: Daniel, why wouldn’t she want to rekindle things?

Daniel: Why would she?

Summer: I don’t know. To be happy again? To be in love? To put her family back together like she probably feels it always should have been? Don’t you kind of want to see if there’s still a spark between you two?

Daniel: You know, a lot has happened since savannah. We– we both moved on with new people. Me with lily and heather sees that every single day.

Summer: Yeah, but that doesn’t stop people from feeling their feelings and acting on it.

Daniel: Really? Because it seems to have stopped you from acting on your feelings with chance.

Summer: Chance was never mine to begin with.

Chance: So, how’s the business? All things set on go?

Sharon: It is coming along masterfully, if I do say so myself. The launch is set for next week.

Chance: I’ll get my suit cleaned. If I’m invited, that is?

Sharon: You would be on the vip list, if there were one. What about you? Are you still looking at working at chancellor-winters?

Chance: Yeah, yeah. My grandmother’s very eager for me to come on board. I had a couple of meetings with her about the job and the actual start dates. And I met with billy too who volunteered to be my mentor, of all people, so…

Sharon: Why do you say it like that?

Chance: Well, I don’t think that’s the best idea.

Sharon: Well, billy, you know, he has a lot of experience in the corporate world. He’s worked in the c-suites of the most prestigious corporations in this town.

Chance: That’s a good point. Still, I don’t know, I just don’t think I want his particular brand of business sense influencing how I approach this, you know? From what I hear, he’s not the guy I need to be taking advice from right off the bat.

Sharon: Speaking of right off the bat influences, um, I have a question for you.

Chance: Okay. Ask away.

Sharon: If you and I weren’t dating and summer asked you out, would you be interested? If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis symptoms are stopping you in your tracks… choose stelara from the start… and mo ve toward relief after the first dose… with injections every two months.

Summer: The difference is, chance and I, we have zero history together. We haven’t even been on a date. You and heather, you were happy together for a long time. And honestly, if you hadn’t screwed up, you would probably still be together now.

Daniel: Yeah. No, I know that. And I kicked myself for a long time thinking about what I did. I mean, do you want the same thing for yourself? If– if you really like chance, are you willing to just pass this opportunity up?

Summer: Look, yes, I’m interested in chance, but what I’m not going to do is chase after him when he’s still hanging out with sharon. I don’t even know if we would be compatible as a couple.

Daniel: Yeah. I mean, you’re right. You know, our situations are different. I just– I feel like heather should respect that I’m in a new place emotionally now. You know, we have both moved on with new people. And just because her relationship didn’t work out, lily and I, we’re doing just fine.

Summer: Well, have you told heather that?

Daniel: Absolutely.

Summer: Okay. Well, then give her a second. Let it sink in. Just because she made a move once doesn’t mean she’ll do it again.

Daniel: You think so?

Summer: Yes. If you actually told her that you’re not interested in going back, then I do think that she’ll accept it. As long as you’re not sending mixed messages, then you’re good. And that is why I am not gonna make a move on chance because I know the situation. I know that he is still doing whatever he’s doing with sharon.

Daniel: Yeah, you keep coming back to that.

Summer: To what? What? What?

Daniel: It just– it sounds to me like you’re making an excuse for why you can’t make a move on this guy that you really like. Look, let me guess. You talked to mom. What did mom say? Go for it? If you want it to do whatever it takes, right? Something like that?

Summer: Hm. You know our mom.

Daniel: Okay. So, it sounds like you want a second opinion, but I guess the question is, are you hoping that I’m gonna contradict what she told you? Or are you maybe secretly hoping that I’m going back up the advice that she gave you.

Chance: Where did that come from, hm? This have something to do with what you guys were talking about earlier?

Sharon: It’s just something that I’ve picked up on.

Chance: And what’s that?

Sharon: Well, I noticed that summer was very happy when she went to the concert with you the other night. She enjoyed that so much, she couldn’t stop talking about it. And I think it was more than just the music that she enjoyed.

Chance: Well, I think you might be reading a little too much into that. That was one of summer’s favorite bands.

Sharon: Then, how do you explain the way she lights up when you walk in the room? I think that summer has developed feelings for you.

Chance: And I think you’re reaching a bit, sharon. We’re nothing but friends.

Sharon: All right. Humor me then. If you and I were not going out, would you be interested in dating her?

Chance: I have no idea how to answer that question. I’ve never thought about it.

Sharon: Totally hypothetical.

Chance: Sharon, I have no idea. However, there is something I do know.

Sharon: What’s that?

Chance: That I’m dating you. I like what we have.

Sharon: Then, tell me, just what is it we have?

Nate: Nikki. How are you?

Nikki: Hello, nate.

Nate: I hope you’re not upset with me.

Nikki: Well, you did tell my husband that you thought I was drinking again, so I’m not real thrilled with you.

Nate: Okay. But was I wrong?

Victoria: Look at me, claire. You know something? Looking into your eyes is not difficult for me. It’s not. And supporting you, it’s even easier. And do you want to know why? Because I want what’s best for you. That’s the least that you deserve. Do you know something? The more that I get to know you, the more I’m around you, the more I witness all of this courage and strength that’s inside of you.

Claire: How can i believe that?

Victoria: You can believe it because it’s true. You saved my mother’s life. And for that, I’m gonna be forever grateful. And standing up to your aunt, that– that was a remarkable act of bravery. And you can trust me when I say, I am so proud of you.

Claire: And the lake house? I saw your faces when you looked at me. There was fear and anger. What I did and the way that you felt, it’s always gonna be in the back of my mind. And I can’t imagine it’s not gonna be in the back of yours too.

Victoria: No, it’s not. It’s not gonna be easy to forget, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not being honest with you right now. I have faith in you and the life that you can have. I know– I know that maybe it doesn’t seem that way now, but maybe that’s something that we can work on, together.

Claire: Maybe you can’t see it because the shock hasn’t worn off yet. You just found out that you have a grown daughter who you thought died all those years ago. When you realize that I’m not that sweet, innocent baby that was taken from you, you’ll see who I really am. You’ll realize that there’s– there’s nothing left. Just a horrible, broken person who tortured you and tried to kill you. When that happens, seeing that look in your eyes, it might just kill me.

Victoria: Claire, please don’t say that. Don’t even think it. I swear to you, your father and I would never look at you that way. Never.

Claire: That’s not a promise you can keep because you can’t predict the future.

Victoria: Well, neither can you. Don’t do this. Don’t shut us out. We just found you. I mean, give us a chance to get to know you.

Claire: I’m sorry. It’s too hard. Every time I see you and cole, I just get this– just this knot in the pit of my stomach bracing for when you hate me again. Your baby died. Your baby eve died that day that she was taken from the hospital. Claire is someone else. Angry and alone. Rejected and abandoned and… I don’t know how I get past that.

Victoria: Look, I know it’s not gonna be easy, okay? But you have to know, you have to know that you’re not in this alone. We’re there with you. And we’ll– we’ll get through it, no matter how long it takes. We’ll just– we’ll get through it, together.

Claire: I’m not strong or brave like you think I am. These things that you think I can do, I just– I can’T. You will always be the parents that abandoned me. And I’m always gonna be the person who tortured you and your family.

Victoria: I don’t think that. I don’t think that and neither should you.

Claire: Please, go. And never come back.

Victoria: I should just– I should let you rest. I– I shouldn’t have come by.

Claire: You’re not listening.

Victoria: I should’ve… look, claire, I think we just need to take this one–

Claire: Just go! Leave! Okay? And do not come back! I’m gonna tell them not to let you visit, okay? This is it.

Victoria: Claire, please. Don’t do this. Let me in. Let me– please let me help you through this. Please.

Nate: Nikki, I alerted victor out of nothing other than concern for you. It wasn’t about malice or any kind of retaliation for letting me go from newman. It was just a doctor’s healing instinct. I guess it’s something you never lose.

Nikki: Well, I do appreciate that. Uh, it’s just that we have had a few family difficulties lately. I’m not going to get into details, but suffice it to say that my family is aware and supportive of my journey. And I am concerned about them as well.

Nate: I’m certainly sorry to hear that. Look, if there’s anything I can do–

Nikki: Thank you, but, uh, we will be fine. There’s no need for you to worry any longer. We will take care of it, together.

Nate: Okay. And um, stay strong and take care of yourself.

Summer: I don’t know what kind of advice I want. That’s why I’m here. But I am sick of dancing around it. I’m sick of feeling confused and I’ve tried everything. I’ve tried distracting myself. Like throwing myself into marchetti and focusing on harrison and doing all those things and– every time I see chance, all of the feelings and– and the questions just creep back in.

Daniel: Well, it sounds like you caught yourself a hard case of infatuation.

Summer: And honestly, I can’t help but wonder if it does go both ways.

Daniel: Well, then my next question is, do you have any reason to think that he and sharon are not happy?

Chance: You think something’s going on between summer and me?

Sharon: No. No, of course not. I– I think I know you better than that.

Chance: What is it? Then why all the questions? Do you think I’m developing feelings for summer?

Sharon: Well, I guess I couldn’t blame you if you did. She’s a beautiful, smart, successful woman.

Chance: And so are you. If not more so.

Sharon: Well, thank you for saying that. But this isn’t about me being insecure or jealous.

Chance: Okay. Then, what’s it about? If I didn’t know any better, it almost feels like you’re trying to provoke some kind of response out of me so you can make a move. Is this your sneaky way of ending things between us?

Sharon: No, that is not what I’m doing at all. Trust me, chance, I adore spending time with you. All of that charm and passion rolled into one sexy package.

Chance: You have a pretty sexy package too.

Sharon: But, I have to be honest with you. I’m not really looking for a serious relationship right now. I’ve just been through a lot in the last few years and I finally feel like my life is settling down and I just love the way that it is right now.

Chance: Well, I hope I haven’t given you the impression that I’m pushing for anything because I’m perfectly happy with the way things are.

Sharon: Okay. Good. Because I feel the same way. But, I know you have a big heart to share and I know that your last relationship got cut short, so it would only be natural that you’re still on the path of trying to find that one big love. And the last thing that I wanna do is lead you on or hold you back.

Chance: Hey, stop. I need you to understand that I am right where I want to be, doing exactly what I want to do, with you.

Summer: They seem pretty happy whenever I see them together, but I actually had this very strange conversation with sharon earlier today about all of this.

Daniel: What?

Summer: Yeah. I– I– I don’t want to get into it, but she basically said that– that they’re kind of just hanging out and having fun. And I got the impression that they hadn’t even discussed any type of future together.

Daniel: Wow. I mean, that sounds a lot like where things stand with me and lily.

Summer: Okay. Well, then that’s why heather thought that she could test the waters with you. And you know what? Screw it. I– I’m gonna do the same with chance.

Nikki: These numbers look good. Let finance know the project is approved.

Audra: All right.

Victoria: I’m sorry to interrupt, but I need to speak with my mother, privately.

Audra: Yeah, of course. Excuse me.

Nikki: Hi, darling. Is everything all right? You look– you look a little anxious.

Victoria: First of all, mom, how are you feeling? Are you sure that you’re ready to be back here at work?

Nikki: Well, I thought that I was. I thought the office would be a good distraction.

Victoria: Did something happen?

Nikki: I almost drank earlier. I– I got very overwhelmed and thought that I couldn’t go another moment without it.

Victoria: You said almost.

Nikki: Well, I consider it a small victory that I was able to stop, but victoria, it was so close.

Victoria: Thank god. That really took a lot of courage.

Nikki: Oddly enough, it was nate who pulled me back.

Victoria: Nate? I don’t understand? How did that happen?

Nikki: I ran into him at society. I don’t think he knew I was about to take a drink or maybe he did. I don’t know. Have you had any recent contact with him?

Victoria: No, not with everything that’s been going on. Besides, I don’t think he’s over being angry at me.

Nikki: Well, he didn’t seem angry at all. In fact, he seemed genuinely concerned for my well-being.

Victoria: Well, that’s not surprising. Despite what dad thinks of him, he is a very kind and compassionate man.

Nikki: Darling, what is it?

Victoria: It’s claire. I feel like maybe I’m losing my connection with her before it had a chance to grow. Mom, I’m scared. I’m scared that I might be losing her again, but this time forever.

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